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Subject: Living with the River, Devils Lake Outlet Issues, Ice Fishing, Dams

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Events worthy of note in the Fargo Moorhead area. Some very interesting events ahead folks. They should be informative and offer opportunities for learning historical information as well as hands on skills for the budding sportsman.

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There is a new traveling photographic exhibit at Fargo City hall. Stop by and see it.

“Living with the River, 1870-1940.” It is divided into five sections.

a. The River as Transportation: fur trade, steamboats

b. Using the River for Business: breweries, etc, and water treatment plant

c. Enjoying the River: boating, swimming, skating, and hunting

d. Suffering from the River: floods

e. Controlling the River: dams, WPA

Upcoming meetings/classes/discussions that may be of interest:

Devils Lake Outlet Issues

Coat = *Free*

Concordia Science Center, Room 212

Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the FM Audubon Society

For more information, call Jim at 218-233-6111

Ice fishing classes for youth and adults.
Sponsored by the Fargo Park District.

$35 for adults, youth 15 & under is $25

November 25, December 2, 9 & 16th from 7-9 p.m.

For more information call: 701-241-1353


Doug Leier ND Outreach Biologists program.

(Bob Backman of FM River Keepers will be the guest)

1460 Dickinson, 550 Bismarck, 1440 Grand Forks, 910 Minot and 790 KFGO

Saturday, November 29 at 11:30 a.m.

River Keepers

325 7th St S

Fargo, ND 58103

701.235.2895

Fax 701.235.7394

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701-281-2300
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Scoot

Thanks for keeping us updated, Ed. Those sound like some interesting and informative opportunities. Nice to have that type of stuff available around this time of year when it's a little late for long rod fishing and a little early for short rod fishing.
Scoot

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I am going to try to get to the Devils Lake Outlet/Sheyenne River deal tonight at Concordia.

That should be informative on what is the present status and line of thinking with the project. You hear so much second hand info that the issue get muddled, at lest it does for me.

I hope all sides will be there to get a broad overview of the project.

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Devils Lake Outlet Issues

Coat = *Free*

Concordia Science Center, Room 212

Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the FM Audubon Society

For more information, call Jim at 218-233-6111

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BACKWATER GUIDING
701-281-2300
[email protected]
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Ed, could you let us know the latest 'scoop' on what is going on with that if you do make it to the meeting please?

Thanks....Fisky

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Will do Fisky.

I hope it is a well represented forum, and not one sided.

After speaking with the Garrison Conservation folks just recently. I know the demand for future water from the Red is projected to be much greater very soon.

This may be a deciding factor as to if this gets the big OK from the feds and the state?

Canada may need to reverse it's position if the water levels issue is as projected? Or they will not have any water coming down the Red in time.

Yup, let the water wars begin.

Water is the new oil in this country, many see that now and are racing to get the biggest share first. We need to watch this closely I think?

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Great, I look foreward to hearing what is going down these days. I have read that the lake level dropped a bit, and thats good news. I sure have my opinions on whats proposed, but.....I better not go there eh!!! Water wars is right! What a mess, and not everyone is gonna be happy.

Regards....Fisky

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Sorry guys, I have nothing to report from the meeting. Why...well...I missed it. I had a friend in the hospital all last week and I busted him out to go home. By the time I got back from out West I couldn't find the meeting room in time at Concordia. Darn it!

I'll try to get the scoop from those who were there on what happened.

Sorry!

Ed

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